Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, who triggered a massive outrage over his “Hindu Terror” remarks at the Congress’ Chintan Shivir in Jaipur last month, had to eat the humble pie and express regret to save the Budget Session of the Parliament, which begins today.
Ironically, Shinde’s statement came six hours after the BJP went on an offensive at Jantar Mantar and vowed to obstruct the Parliament, which created panic in the government. Shinde was made to issue a “regret” statement, which would please the BJP and NDA.
“My statement given in Jaipur last month has created a misunderstanding. It has been understood to mean that I was linking terrorism to a particular religion and was accusing certain political organisations of being involved in organising terror camps,” he said.
“There was no basis for suggesting that terror can be linked to organisations mentioned in my brief speech in Jaipur,” said Shinde, making it apparently clear that he blamed the BJP and RSS without any basis, which is definitely a matter of grave concern. How can a Home Minister of the country can issue a statement without any basis.
Shinde had clearly stated that he had proofs of BJP and RSS promoting “Hindu Terror” in their camps ans their activities were being monitored. If he had made a false statement, why should not he be sacked by the Prime Minister?
“Since controversy has been created on account of my statement, I am issuing this clarification and expressing regret to those who felt hurt by my statement,” he added. With the BJP accepting Shinde’s “apology”, the Budget Session is expected to run smoothly.